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Risk Management and Critical Infrastructure Protection: Assessing, Integrating, and Managing Threats, Vulnerabilities and Consequences

Description: This report is meant to support congressional oversight by discussing, in more detail, what this task entails and issues that need to be addressed. In particular, the report defines terms (e.g., threat, vulnerability, and risk), discusses how they fit together in a systematic analysis, describes processes and techniques that have been used to assess them, and discusses how the results of that analysis can inform resource allocation and policy.
Date: July 17, 2007
Creator: Moteff, John
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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What Is Systemic Risk? Does It Apply to Recent JP Morgan Losses?

Description: Systemic risk refers to the possibility that the financial system as a whole might become unstable, rather than the health of individual market participants. Stable financial systems do not transmit or magnify shocks to the broader economy. A firm, person, government, financial utility, or policy might create systemic risk if (1) its failure causes other failures in a domino effect; (2) news about its assets signals that others with similar assets may also be distressed, called contagion; (3) it contributes to fire sales during price declines; or (4) its absence prevents other firms from using an essential service, called critical functions. This report discusses how systemic risk may apply to JP Morgan's recent losses.
Date: May 24, 2012
Creator: Murphy, Edward V.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Role of Risk Analysis and Risk Management in Environmental Protection

Description: This report includes information regarding the role of risk analysis and risk management in environmental protection. Views on potential uses of risk analysis, the information value of risk analysis, and legislature activity are among topics discussed in this report.
Date: September 9, 2004
Creator: Schierow, Linda-Jo
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Terrorism Insurance - The 2002 Marketplace

Description: The terrorist attacks of September 11 resulted in the largest insured catastrophic loss in history, estimated to total as much as $70 billion. Even though the insurance industry committed to pay losses resulting from the attacks, industry spokesmen asserted that in view of the impending unavailability of terrorism reinsurance on January 1, 2002, primary insurers would not be able to cover future terrorism losses on renewals of commercial risk policies without a federal backstop. This report contains information on Congressional actions in 2001,the initial industry reaction, the market reaction, terrororism exclusions, and more.
Date: January 15, 2002
Creator: Woodall, S. Roy, Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Rationale and Development of a Security Assurance Index with Application toward the Development of a World Risk Index

Description: Assurance categories were previously developed to support the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts in the mitigation of Cyber Control System events. Defined according to the risk of life and economic loss, the minimum range is designated by policy, whereas the maximum limit seems to be constrained only by limits and interdependencies of the event. Use of this life / assets scale has proven to be helpful in managing risk due to the scale's ease of use, communication, and understanding. Suggestions have been made that this scale could be applied to all events of terror, disaster, and calamity of an international scale, with equally good results. This paper presents the history of some existing scales of disaster and assurance, the rationale behind the development of the original Security Assurance Index, and our proposed scale of disaster and calamity as a World Risk Index.
Date: June 1, 2006
Creator: Plum, M. M. & G. A. Beitel, PhD
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Enhancing Information for Renewable Energy Technology Deployment in Brazil, China and South Africa

Description: This report documents crucial information to support deployment of renewable energies in three key emerging markets - Brazil, China and South Africa - and provides information for policy-making aimed at supporting renewable energy markets in these countries. Specifically this study collates information on solar and wind resources and resource information, renewable energy support policies and goals, risk management and technologies integral to the increased renewable energy technology deployment.
Date: 2011
Creator: Moner-Girona, Magda
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COVID-19 and the Risk Management in the Basic Sanitation: Action for Mitigation of the Decurrent Impacts of the Pandemic

Description: The pandemic of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) has presented us a new world-wide reality. In a short time, huge changes had been necessary. In the sanitation it has not been different. For handle with essential services, in the majority through public concessions, the rendering of services has been strongly influenced for the chaotic economic situation, the necessity of cares with the health of the employees and for governmental decisions that restrict some activities. Thus, risk management becomes an increasingly urgent need, as the impacts of wrong decisions can lead to huge losses. Starting from the hypothesis that the better risk management within organizations, the better the decision-making process will be, this article aims to present the importance of risk management for mitigation and contingency in the face of the impacts caused by the pandemic of COVID-19.
Date: December 2020
Creator: Zschornack, Thiago; Loth, Adriana Falcão; Pretto, Luana Siewert & de Sa Freire, Patricia
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS)

Description: This report briefly discusses the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS), which is the principal mechanism for accomplishing the flood risk management policies established by President Obama in Executive Order (E.O.) 13690. The FFRMS is a flood resilience standard that is required for "federally funded projects."
Date: May 25, 2016
Creator: Carter, Nicole T.; Brown, Jared T. & McCarthy, Francis X.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Terrorism Risk Insurance Legislation: Issue Summary and Side-by-Side Analysis

Description: After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Congress responded to the disruption in the insurance market by passing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 (TRIA; P.L. 107-297). TRIA created a temporary program, to calm the insurance markets through a government reinsurance backstop sharing in terrorism losses. The current TRIA program expires at the end of 2014. This report briefly outlines the issues involved with terrorism insurance, summarizes the extension legislation, and includes a side-by-side of the current TRIA law and the bills that have been passed by the Senate (S. 2244), reported by the House Committee on Financial Services (H.R. 4871), and passed by the House (S. 2244 with a substitute amendment).
Date: December 11, 2014
Creator: Webel, Baird
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Risk Management: Strengthening the Use of Risk Management Principles in Homeland Security

Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "From the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to Hurricane Katrina, homeland security risks vary widely. The nation can neither achieve total security nor afford to protect everything against all risks. Managing these risks is especially difficult in today's environment of globalization, increasing security interdependence, and growing fiscal challenges for the federal government. Broadly defined, risk management is a process that helps policymakers assess risk, strategically allocate finite resources, and take actions under conditions of uncertainty. GAO convened a forum of 25 national and international experts on October 25, 2007, to advance a national dialogue on applying risk management to homeland security. Participants included federal, state, and local officials and risk management experts from the private sector and academia. Forum participants identified (1) what they considered to be effective risk management practices used by organizations from the private and public sectors and (2) key challenges to applying risk management to homeland security and actions that could be taken to address them. Comments from the proceedings do not necessarily represent the views of all participants, the organizations of the participants, or GAO. Participants reviewed a draft of this report and their comments were incorporated, as appropriate."
Date: June 25, 2008
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Breach and safety analysis of spills over water from large liquefied natural gas carriers.

Description: In 2004, at the request of the Department of Energy, Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) prepared a report, ''Guidance on the Risk and Safety Analysis of Large Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Spills Over Water''. That report provided framework for assessing hazards and identifying approaches to minimize the consequences to people and property from an LNG spill over water. The report also presented the general scale of possible hazards from a spill from 125,000 m3 o 150,000 m3 class LNG carriers, at the time the most common LNG carrier capacity.
Date: May 1, 2008
Creator: Hightower, Marion Michael; Luketa-Hanlin, Anay Josephine & Attaway, Stephen W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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